A week after a young man died after he wandered far off a boardwalk in Yellowstone National Park's Norris Geyser Basin and fell into a hot spring, a Chinese visitor has been fined $1,000 for walking off a boardwalk in the park's Mammoth Hot Springs thermal area.
Yellowstone National Park
In an effort to prepare visitors for handling a hostile bear encounter, Yellowstone National Park has launched a campaign – “A Bear Doesn’t Care” – to encourage more people to carry bear spray in the park.
As a birder and naturalist, I have a love/hate relationship with roads and parking lots in national parks. On the one hand, it’s not difficult to agree with Ed Abbey that all pavement is the opposite of progress. Roads kill things outright and bring more tourists, a certain percentage of which will be destructive in their own way. Then I stop and think about the best birding spots I’ve found in the parks – and a majority of them of were either in a parking lot or within sight of some kind of pavement.
Tourism impacts and climate change stressors are on course to greatly affect Yellowstone, Mesa Verde, the Statue of Liberty and other UNESCO World Heritage Sites, according to a UNESCO report just out.
A grizzly bear attack is a frightful, horrible thing. Long claws raking the body, the cracking of bones, dragging off the victim to consume, then burying it under a thin layer of forest duff.
An Oregon man who died when he fell into a thermal feature in Yellowstone National Park just wanted to "dip his toe into the hot spring," according to his sister.
A 23-year-old Portland, Oregon, man enjoying the Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park with his sister was killed when he wandered nearly 700 feet off a boardwalk in the geyser basin and fell into a hot spring.
A young man in his early 20s reportedly was seen falling into a hot spring in the Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday.
Delays of up to 30 minutes are expected daily this summer along portions of the Grand Loop Road at Yellowstone National Park, and one construction area near Indian Creek Campground will sometimes close overnight.